Hair care routine | Homemade shampoo

Homemade shampoo ingredients
I have been using homemade beauty/hair products for quite a while now. Some may not, but I do believe in healing properties of natural ingredients.

For about a year now, I have been subscribed to the BeautyKLove You Tube channel and would recommend it to anyone struggling with their hair. My favourite products I found out about are coconut milk hair mask and, just recently, a homemade shampoo.

What you need:
- 50 ml of water
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda
- half of a lemon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

• Based on how much hair you have, double the ingredients. Have in mind that I have little to no hair.

What you do:
Mix the baking soda with water. Add the lemon juice ~ it will fizz up quite a lot. Once you have done that, add honey and aloe vera gel. I usually skip the aloe vera gel since my plant is itty bitty tiny one still with only a few dark, thick leaves. Don't worry, it works the same! Lastly, blend the ingredients together and place it in a container of your choosing. When washing your hair, concentrate on getting the shampoo onto your scalp to cleanse it and get rid of any product build up.

Homemade shampoo step 1
Homemade shampoo step 2
Homemade shampoo step 3

Firstly, I have to say I was honestly surprised by the results I got. One major thing I noticed was the way my hair felt right after washing. Usually when I wash my hair only with a regular shampoo it gets knotty while wet. It is impossible to even finger-comb it without breaking half of it. However, when using this particular shampoo, my hair is a lot easier to handle…and it flips really nice! xP

Homemade shampoo final product

• Benefits of ingredients
- baking soda helps cleansing any product build up on your scalp
- aloe vera has amino acids and proteins important for hair growth and can help cure different scalp conditions such as dandruff and itchiness ~ it also helps strengthen your hair
- lemon gets rid of any excess oil on your hair
- honey has antibacterial properties, it moisturises your hair and can help with dandruff

If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think. I know for some this may not work as many products do not work for me. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for reading! =)


5 little things that make me happy

I find it extremely easy to keep falling back into feeling down over and over again. Until now i tried to hide my feelings and pretend nothing bothered me. But let's be real, that is not healthy for anyone. This time I am determined to get on the right path again no matter how much wrong choices I make. It is hard to do anything when there is no will. Knowing this is no way to live a life I force myself to daily make small changes with the time I have. And there are just a few ways I brighten my mood slightly.

  Does anyone else feel like they can conquer the world after they are freshly washed/ brushed/ shaved/ waxed/ plucked/ manicured/ pedicured/ anything else? Well, I do. Strangely, I have never been one to worry too much about all that but Lord, that feeling of being so smooth! Do I love it, or what?!

   Is it a saying 'keeping your space clear helps clear your mind'? Probably not. Should be. In my case, there is some truth in it. My closet is humongous and it having items scattered around creates this unsettling feeling that bugs me like all those twenty-something mosquitoes that had a taste of me this past week. 

  Yes, yes, a logical way of influencing your mood. Not many would guess, but jazz and classical are what gets to me the most..also are those I have the least knowledge of. As I am writing this I am going trough all the Disney music there is and I just can NOT cope!

   I have a huge obsession with colourful items such as crayons. Having a bunch of them in one place makes me really, really happy. Like a sunshine in the morning…but does not make me boil from heat. I especially like to write in different colours if I am writing down plans for my blog. It gives me that extra inspiration I need.

   I am that crazy person that is cheery in the morning. But let me explain. I work best between the hours of 4am - 10 am. I love to be awake at the time when the world is waking up. It is a really special feeling. However, I do not force myself to wake up because if I am tired there is no way I will be able to concentrate on anything. When I am tired, I am basically a walking zombie. I do usually wake up around 8am thanks to the sun that is frying my legs.

What are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up? And do you, like myself, have quirky little obsessions that put a smile on your face? I want to know.

Thank you for reading!